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Ilton, Somerset

Historical Description

Ilton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 2 miles NNW of Ilminster station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Ilminster. The civil parish contains the hamlets of Ashford an-d Ilford; the ecclesiastical parish contains also the hamlet of Eapps. Acreage, 1668; population of the civil parish, 382; of the ecclesiastical, 364. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £164 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church, which is Decorated English and Early Perpendicular, was restored in 1860, and consists of nave, N aisle, transept, chancel, and chancel aisle, with tower. The spire became much dilapidated, and for safety was removed in 1887. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishIlton St. Peter 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionChard 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ilton 1642-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ilton from the following:


Online maps of Ilton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA19
Post TownIlminster